Hull Kingston Rovers forward Mose Masoe says he has been "truly humbled" by the support he had been shown after he suffered a serious spinal injury.
Samoa international Masoe, 30, was hurt in a friendly match against Wakefield on 12 January and had to have emergency surgery.
In a post shared online he said: "I can't begin to express my love and gratitude to everyone that has been helping me and my family at such a hard time, we are truly surrounded by amazing people/family.
"It's going to be a long road ahead for me and my little family but it makes it easier for us knowing that we are so blessed with all of your support and well wishes.
"The way I'm going to attack this is with a positive attitude and a big smile on my face. Business as usual."
A fundraising appeal set up to help Masoe and his family has so far received more than £30,000.